Grotesque Portraits Exaggerate Physical Insecurities

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The portraits of of Gregory Jacobsen hover somewhere between grotesque and sadly real.  He focuses in on the peculiarities that makes each face unique.  These peculiarities, our physical insecurities, are strangely exaggerated.  Though the faces may look ugly they’re also somehow familiar.  Jacobson says of his work:

“I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, underbites and exciting flags held in dainty orifices…The work is absurd, grotesque and a bit brutal but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces. Essentially the work is about human failure and weakness groomed and developed to be an asset.”

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